Caustic Injury of the Esophagus
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Episodes of ingestion are either accidental (usually children) or related to suicide attempts. Most accidental ingestion occurs in children, 1–3 years of age. The majority of suicidal attempts occur in patients with a history of psychiatric illness. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide by this method.
KeywordsEsophageal Injury Accidental Ingestion Early Endoscopy Caustic Ingestion Alkaline Substance
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